After we finished “Elephant’s Story” we created a class Can/Have/Are chart. I love how much the kiddos had already picked up on from just our first exposure to elephants.
I think Can/Have/Are charts are so awesome for getting a ton of information into one space AND are super helpful for struggling writers because they can easily pull pieces from them to write sentences if needed.
You can also see two of the other books we used throughout today (one for a quick Read Aloud filler, the other for our non-fiction science lesson).
After verbalizing our knowledge about elephants, it was time to write! I am just so proud of how far my little writers have come this year.
I love how matter-of-factly this friend let’s her reader know that elephants do not eat peanuts, LOL!
If your class is visiting the zoo this Spring, I hope this will inspire you to get your kiddos brains soaking up knowledge about the animals that they will be seeing at the zoo! Click the picture below to snag your freebie by downloading the product preview!